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and an Act entitled, “An Act to incorporate companies to do the business

of burglary and casualty insurance on the mutual plan, and to control

such companies of this State, and of other states and foreign governments

doing business in this State,” approved April 24, 1899, in force July 1,

1899, be and each of them is hereby repealed. APPROVED June 29th, 1915.

JAILS AND JAILERS.

LOCATION OF JAIL NEAR SCHOOL.

§ 1. Amends section 1, Act of 1874. § 1. As amended, adds provision prohibiting the location of a jail within two hundred seet of any school building.

(House BILL No. 772. APPRow ED JUNE 24, 1915.)

AN ACT to amend an Act entitled, “An Act to revise the law in relation to jails and jailers,” approved March 9, 1874, in force July 1, 1874, cs subsequently amended by amending section 1 thereof. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That an Act entitled, “An Act to revise the law in relation to jails and jailers,” approved March 9, 1874, in force July 1, 1874, as subsequently amended, be, and the same is hereby amended by amending section 1 thereof so that said section 1 when amended shall read as follows: § 1. There shall be kept and maintained, in good and sufficient condition and repair, a common jail in each county within this State, at the permanent seat of justice for such county. But it shall be unlawful to build a jail within two hundred feet of any building used exclusively for school purposes. APPROVED June 24th, 1915.

PERMIT FOR FOOD AND CLOTHING, ETC.—ACT OF 1874 AMENDED.

§ 1. Amends section 17, and adds section 29, § 29. Allowance of good time for prisonAct of 1874. ers with fixed terms.

§ 17. Permit to have food, clothing, etc.
(House Bill No. 89. Approv ED JUNE 24, 1915.)

AN ACT to amend “An Act in relation to jails and jailers,” approved March 3, 1874, in force July 1, 1874, as subsequently amended, by amending section seventeen (17) thereof and by adding a new section to the Act to be known as section tu'enty-nine (29). SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That an Act entitled, “An Act in relation to jails and jailers,” approved March 3, 1874, in force July 1, 1874, as subsequently amended, be and the same is hereby amended by amending section seventeen (17) thereof, and by adding to the Act a new section to be known as section twenty-nine (29), which said amended and added sections shall read as inserted at length herein. § 17. PERMIT To HAVE FooD, CLOTHING, ETC.] Every sheriff, jailer or other person to whose custody or keeping any person is committed by virtue of any writ or process, or for any criminal offense, except on conviction for felony, shall permit such person, at his will and pleasure, to send for and have any food, clothing, bedding or linen he may think fit for his comfort, without any manner of restraint, hindrance or detention and without requiring him to pay for the right to have the same; but nothing in this Act shall be so construed as to prohibit said jailer from diligently examining everything that may be left for, or tendered to the prisoner, for the purpose of ascertaining whether or not any spirituous, vinous, or malt liquor or any morphine, cocaine, opium or kindred drug, are contained or secreted therein; and if, in the opinion of the jailer, certain articles are vehicle for the smuggling in of prohibited articles, he shall be justified in refusing to deliver the same. § 29. ALLowANCE of good TIME FoR PRISONERs witH FIXED TERMS.] Every prisoner who shall hereafter be confined in jail, on a fixed term of imprisonment and who shall perform the duties, services and work assigned to him or her by the jailer in an orderly and peaceable manner and who shall have no infraction of the rules and regulations of the jail or any further violations of the laws of the State, recorded against him or her shall be entitled to a diminution of time from his or her sentence as appears in the following table for the respective months of his or her sentence:

TABLE.

1 month's sentence, 2 days. 7 months’ sentence, 15 days.
2 months’ sentence, 4 days. 8 months’ sentence, 18 days.
3 months’ sentence, 6 days. 9 months’ sentence, 21 days.
4 months’ sentence, 8 days. 10 months’ sentence, 24 days.
5 months’ sentence, 10 days. 11 months’ sentence, 27 days.
6 months’ sentence, 12 days. 12 months’ sentence, 30 days.
APPROVED June 24th, 1915.

JUSTICES AND CONSTABLES.

CHANGE OF VENUE–ACT OF 1895 AMENDED.

§ 1. Amends section 1 of article IV, and adds sec- § 3. Refusal of change of venue—forfeittion 3 to Act of 1895. ure.

§ 1. As amended, provides for change of
venue in trial before a justice of
the peace or police magistrate.

(SENATE BILL No. 509. APPROVED JUNE 24, 1915.)

AN ACT to amend Section 1 of Article IV, and to add a new section thereto to be known as section three (3) of an Act entitled, “An Act to revise the law in relation to justices of the peace and constables,” approved June 26th, 1895, in force July 1st, 1895, and Acts amendatory thereof. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That Section 1, of Article IV, of an Act entitled, “An Act to revise the law in relation to justices of the peace and constables,” approved June 26th, 1895, in force July 1, 1895, and Acts amendatory thereof, be amended and that there be added thereto a new section to be known and designated as section 3, and which amended section and new section shall read as follows:

§ 1. Previous to the commencement of any trial before a justice of the peace, or police magistrate, either party, or his agent or attorney, may make oath that it is the belief of such deponent that the plaintiff or defendant, as the case may be, cannot have an impartial trial before such justice, or police magistrate; whereupon it shall be the duty of the justice or police magistrate, immediately to transmit all the papers and documents belonging to the action to the nearest justice of the peace in the same county, who is not of kin to either party, sick, absent from town, or interested in the event of the action, as counsel or otherwise, who shall proceed as if the action had been instituted before him. The distance as contemplated in this section, shall mean to be by the Inearest traveled route.

§ 3. Any justice of the peace or police magistrate who shall refuse a change of venue in any suit or proceeding instituted and then pending before him, upon the proper application being made as provided for in this Act, shall forfeit and pay to the person aggrieved, one hundred dollars, to be recovered by action of debt in any court of competent jurisdiction.

APPROVED June 24th, 1915.

RESIGNATION OR DEATH OF JUSTICE.

§ 1. Amends section 146, Act of 1895. - § 146. As amended, provides in the event of resignation or death of a justice of the peace, any other justice, may, with the consent of the county clerk, complete any business left unfinished on the docket.

(SENATE BILL No. 261. Approved JUNE 24, 1915.)

AN ACT to amend Section 146 of an Act entitled, “An Act to revise the law in relation to justices of the peace and constables,” approved June 26, 1895, in force July 1, 1895. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That section 146 of an Act entitled “An Act to revise the law in relation to justices of the peace and constables,” approved June 26, 1895, in force July 1, 1895, be and the same is hereby amended so as to read as follows: § 146. When any justice of the peace shall resign his office or remove from the town or precinct in which he is elected it shall be his duty to return his docket and all papers relating to the business transacted before him to the office of the county clerk with all copies of the statutes which he may have received from that officer or from any other justice of the peace and in case of the death of any justice of the peace, it shall be the duty of the person having possession of said docket, papers and statutes to deliver them as aforesaid. Upon the election and qualification of the successor of such justice of the peace, the docket, papers and statutes of such justice of the peace, shall be delivered to his successor in office by the county clerk and such successor in office shall proceed to the completion of unfinished business, as though the term of office of such justice of the peace who may die, resign or remove had expired. Provided, that after said docket has been delivered to the county clerk and until the appointment or election and qualification of the successor of such justice of the peace, any other justice of the peace, with the consent and permission of such county clerk, may proceed to the completion of any business left unfinished upon such docket as if such proceedings has [had] been originally instituted before him.

APPROVED June 24th, 1915.

LIBRARIES.

FREE PUBLIC LIBRARIES-ACT OF 1872 AMENDED.

§ 1. Amends sections 1 and 5, Act of 1872. $ 5. Organization—powers of directors— funds. § 1. City may establish fund—tax—fund not included in taxes as limited.

(SENATE BILL No. 114. Approved JUNE 29, 1915.)

AN ACT to amend an Act entitled, “An Act to authorize cities, incorporated towns and townships to establish and maintain free public libraries and reading rooms,” approved and in force March 7, 1872, as amended by subsequent Acts, by amending section one (1) and five (5) thereof. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That “An Act to authorize cities, incorporated towns and townships to establish and maintain free public libraries and reading rooms,” approved and in force March 7, 1872, as amended by subsequent Acts, be and the same is hereby amended by amending sections one (1) and five (5) thereof so that the said sections when amended shall read as follows: § 1. That the city council of each incorporated city, whether organized under general law or special charter shall have power to establish and maintain a public library and reading room for the use and benefit of the inhabitants of such city, and may levy a tax of not to exceed two mills on the dollar annually on all the taxable property in the city: Provided, that in cities of over one hundred thousand inhabitants after the year 1896, such tax shall not exceed one mill on the dollar annually, such tax to be levied and collected in like manner with the general taxes of said city, and to be known as a library fund; Provided, that said annual library tax in cities of over fifteen hundred inhabitants shall not be included in the aggregate amount of taxes as limited, by section one (1) of article [eight| (8) of “An Act for the incorporation of cities and villages,” approved April 10, 1872, and the amendatory Acts thereto, or by any provision of any special charter under which any city in this State is now organized. § 5. Said directors shall, immediately after appointment, meet and organize by the election of one of their number president, and by the election of such other officer as they may deem necessary. They shall make and adopt such by-laws, rules and regulations for their own guidance and for the government of the library and reading room as may be expedient, not inconsistent with this Act. They shall have the exclusive control of the expenditure of all moneys collected to the credit of the library fund, and of the construction of any library building, and of the supervision, care and custody of the grounds, rooms or buildings constructed, leased or set apart for that purpose, and it shall be the

duty of the directors of such public library, annually and at least three weeks prior to the passage of the annual tax levy ordinance by any such city, incorporated town or township, to make written recommendation to the officers of such city, incorporated town or township as to the financial requirements of any such public library and the rate of tax which, in the judgment of said directors, it will be necessary to levy for library purposes: Provided, that all moneys received for such library shall be deposited in the treasury of said city to the credit of the library fund, and shall be kept separate and apart from other moneys of such city, and drawn upon by the proper officers of said library, upon the properly authenticated vouchers of the library board. Said board shall have power to purchase or lease grounds to occupy, lease, or erect an appropriate building or buildings for the use of said library, shall have power to appoint a suitable librarian and necessary assistants, and fix their compensation, and shall also have power to remove such appointees, and shall, in general, carry out the spirit and intent of this Act, in establishing and maintaining a public library and reading room. APPROVED June 29th, 1915.

LIMITATIONs.

MORTGAGES OR TRUST DEEDS.

§ 1. Amends Act of 1872 by adding section 11}. § 11}. When lien of mortgage or trust deed shall cease by limitation—extension agreement.

(House BILL No. 695. Approv Ed JUNE 29, 1915.)

AN ACT to amend an Act entitled, “An Act in regard to limitations,” approved April 4, 1872, in force July 1, 1872, as amended by subsequent Acts and adding an additional section thereto to be known as section 11%. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That an Act entitled, “An Act in regard to limitations,” approved April 4, 1872, in force July 1, 1872, as amended by subsequent Acts be and the same is hereby amended by adding thereto a new section to be known as section 11% to read as follows: § 11%. That the lien of every mortgage or trust deed in the nature of a mortgage of record at the time this Act takes effect where more than twenty (20) years have elapsed from and after the time the indebtedness secured thereby is due upon its face and according to its written terms as shown by said mortgage or trust deed in the nature of a mortgage, or according to an extension agreement on record at the time this Act takes effect, shall and hereby is declared to have ceased by limitation unless the owner and holder of the indebtedness secured thereby and the then owner of the real estate shall within five (5) years from and after the time this Act goes into effect file in the office of the recorder where said mortgage or trust deed in the nature of a mortgage is recorded, an extension agreement showing in said extension agreement the time for which the payment of said indebtedness is extended, the time when the said indebtedness will become due by the terms of said

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